Build Your Library’s “Homeschool Tidbits” In our weekly video series, I will briefly discuss a homeschooling-related topic and will share some of my knowledge and expertise as a long-time homeschooling mother of 4 children. Three of whom have graduated! This series will consist of an approximately 10-minute “quick-bit” YouTube video and a corresponding blog post … Continue reading "Homeschool Tidbits: Build Your Library’s Weekly Video Blog Series"
Whether you are teaching a classroom of 20 fourth graders or four children of different grade levels, teaching is hard work. You have to plan out lessons, teach the material, answer any questions, and test their knowledge. It’s almost like its a full-time job or something… If the curriculum is written for you, that is … Continue reading "Why the Student Should Become the Teacher"
Are you looking for a way to add hands-on activities to your Build Your Library curriculum (BYL)? Then you may want to check out History Unboxed (HU). I was sent one of their kits to review and I’m excited to share some information with you! Hands-on activities have always been a struggle in our homeschool. That’s … Continue reading "Unboxing “History Unboxed”"
If you are a customer of Build Your Library, you will no doubt have noticed several graphic novels or comic books scheduled into our secular, literature-based homeschool curriculum. You may have also noticed many additional recommendations on our companion YouTube channel or other BYL blog articles. I had a bunch of working titles for this post. I … Continue reading "Why I Love Teaching with Graphic Novels and Comics"
Back in October 2018 I recorded a podcast with Homeschool Snapshots and it was released in mid-December. It was a lot of fun and I hope you will check it out! HSP 074 Emily Cook: A Structured Approach to Interest-Led Learning The Homeschool Snapshots podcast is all about getting a glimpse into the lives of … Continue reading "A Structured Approach to Interest-Led Learning Podcast"
Can you believe another year has gone? Time just seems to fly these days! I think this might be one of my favorite times of the year – there is something so exciting about having a whole brand new year with no mistakes in it yet hovering on the horizon. I love goal setting and … Continue reading "Happy New Year And a Freebie!"